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New York Gun Laws ? Anyone ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Masterplan, Apr 19, 2012.

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  1. Masterplan

    Masterplan TS Member

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    We are planning a trip from Mass to Cicerio NY to the Empire grand and I dont know what the rules (laws) are for bringing guns and ammo into that state.

    Thanks Tom
     
  2. 870

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    Just the usual- unloaded, cased while in vehicle, ammo separate. Don't even think of bringing a handgun though.
     
  3. WJN

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    ...and avoid shooting yourself in the leg with a handgun at a nightclub. They are very strict about this.

    Jim
     
  4. Ontario Chris

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    You will probably take the Mass Pike to the NYS thruway. If so, no worries. I would avoid New York City.

    Chris
     
  5. melbournemike

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    tHERE ARE NO RESTRICTIONS ON LONG GUNS OTHER THAN THE COMMON SENSE RULES,UNLOAD AND KEEP AMMO AND WEAPON SEPERATE!
     
  6. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Can someone cite their source on ammo and firearm separate? Lifelong NY state resident, and I've read the penal laws when it comes to firearms, and have never seen anything to that effect mentioned.
     
  7. jimrich60

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    New York is is patchwork of gun laws. Not only do you need to check/know state laws, but every county and in many cases, local city/town laws where you might be staying. And New York City is basically a law unto itself when it comes to firearms.

    Jim R
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    <i>"Don't even think of bringing a handgun though."</i>

    So much for the NRA's flagship FOPA'86 law they traded for a gun ban. Really protects you, doesn't it?
     
  9. porky

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    It's just what 870 said. Don't make a big deal of it unless you try to go to NYC.
     
  10. Rich219

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    Those who have said there are NO regulations on long guns are incorrect. There are some regulations on semi auto shotguns. If you are bringing an O/U though there are no restrictions.

    NY has an AWB very similar to that of MA so pretty much anything you have that is legal there is legal here, etc.
     
  11. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    RE: NO regulations on long guns are incorrect

    Instead of sending us to another forum, what are they and where?
     
  12. porky

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    If you bring a semi auto shotgun to shoot trap with with and have it cased, there is no problem. Aot of NY hunters just put them in gun racks in their truck back windows. So having a cased shotgun is not problem.
     
  13. Rich219

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    Joe Potosky,

    (a) a semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to
    accept a detachable magazine and has at least
    two of the following characteristics:
    (i) a folding or telescoping stock;
    (ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously
    beneath the action of the weapon;
    (iii) a bayonet mount;
    (iv) a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed
    to accommodate a flash suppressor;
    (v) a grenade launcher;


    (b) a semiautomatic shotgun that has at least
    two of the following characteristics:
    (i) a folding or telescoping stock;
    (ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously
    beneath the action of the weapon;
    (iii) a fixed magazine capacity in excess of
    five rounds;
    (iv) an ability to accept a detachable magazine;
     
  14. porky

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    Rich, Like I said, if you bring a semi-auto to a trap shoot such as one in Cicero, it won't be an assault type shotgun. Please don't try to mislead someone who asks an innocent question.
     
  15. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    RE: Rich219

    Has nothing to do with trap, skeet or sporting clays guns. Your over reaching in regard to the original post. But, what do I know...
     
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